The company has canceled its IoT-focused dev kits.
Intel has unceremoniously canceled its developer kit lineup. Intel also canceled several of its Recon Jetsmart glasses products, though that’s less of a surprise. With Galileo, Intel wanted to compete directly against the ARM-powered Raspberry Pi, while Edison shrunk down a full development kit to the size of an SD card. Joule, which launched last year, was its most powerful compute module yet.
Intel hasn’t commented on why it’s canceling these products. Intel also has its upcoming MinnowBoard 3 as an answer to the Raspberry Pi.
Intel’s Curie, the tiny module meant for wearables, is also still around. The company clearly wanted to avoid missing out on the IoT market as it did with mobile.
Intel appears to be betting on more open, community-driven solutions.